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Michael J. Weidmann, Yaron Har-Shai
There is a not irrelevant number of patients, that develop a keloid after a operation. Besides itching and acute pain, some patients become desparate or suffer a despression. Through the fad of piercing the number of patients has risen even more, for the ears are the region, where most keloids develop. […]


I am honored to publish this special issue of “Scar” in The Journal of Wound Technology. This issue mainly consists of papers presented at the conference, “International Scar Meeting in Tokyo 2010”, which was held on November 30th and December 1st.

The purpose of this meeting was to facilitate the discussion of treatment of scars and […]

ntralesional cryosurgery to treat keloid scars: results from a retrospective study.

Chopinaud M1, Pham AD, Labbé D, Verneuil L, Gourio C, Bénateau H, Dompmartin A.


A variety of treatment modalities have been proposed to treat keloid scars, but outcomes are often disappointing. Intralesional cryosurgery may significantly reduce these scars.
To evaluate the clinical safety and efficacy of intralesional cryosurgery to treat keloid scars. Feedback from patients on pain, […]

Intralesional cryosurgery for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma in an elderly patient


Yaron Har-Shai, Lior Har-Shai, Miriam Lurie, Edmond Sabo

The incidence of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) on the lower extremities of elderly patients, who have co-morbidity, is rising. The surgical technique to treat those skin neoplasms on the legs should take into account difficulties in wound healing, dehiscence, or necrosis of the surgical wound, failed skin grafting, and wound infection […]

Intralesional cryosurgery combined with topical silicone gel sheeting for the treatment of refractory keloids.

Stromps JP1, Dunda S, Eppstein RJ, Babic D, Har-Shai Y, Pallua N.


A variety of therapeutic procedures for treating keloids have been previously reported, with varying success and recurrence rates. As a monotherapy, intralesional cryosurgery has yielded convincing clinical results.
We combined intralesional cryosurgery with the application of topical silicone gel sheeting.
In this retrospective study, […]

Intralesional cryosurgery for the treatment of upper lip keloid following deep chemical peeling


Yaron Har-Shai, Lior Har-Shai

Scarring following chemical peeling of the face is the worst fear for the treating physician. This case report describes the successful treatment of a large mature keloid of the upper lip following deep chemical peeling by using intralesional cryosurgery.
Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.


Pain evaluation and control during and following the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids by contact and intralesional cryosurgery–a preliminary study.

Mirmovich O1, Gil T, Goldin I, Lavi I, Mettanes I, Har-Shai Y.


Intralesional cryosurgery effectively treats hypertrophic scars and keloids (HSK), but pain experienced by the patient during treatment can limit the application of cryosurgery.
To characterize the pain response during cryosurgical treatment of HSK, and to evaluate the pain experienced during contact and intralesional cryosurgery that […]

Keloid histopathology after intralesional cryosurgery treatment.

Har-Shai Y1, Mettanes I, Zilberstein Y, Genin O, Spector I, Pines M.


Keloid presents a great healthcare challenge. The patients suffer from aesthetic disfiguration and occasionally from pruritus, pain and discomfort. Although various treatments are recommended, a single, highly effective treatment represents a great clinical need.
The cellular events and histopathology that follow intralesional cryosurgery were evaluated […]

Intralesional Cryosurgery for the Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids Following Aesthetic Surgery: The Results of a Prospective Observational Study

Yaron Har-Shai, MD

Unit of Plastic Surgery, Carmel Medical Center, The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel,yaron07@yahoo.com

Wifred Brown, MD, FACS

Aesthetic Surgery Associates, P.C., Middlebury, Connecticut

Daniel Labbé, MD

Department of Plastic Surgery, Caen University Hospital, Caen, France

Anne Dompmartin, MD

Department of Dermatology, Caen University Hospital, Caen, France

Irina Goldine, RN, BA

Unit of Plastic Surgery, […]

Effect of skin surface temperature on skin pigmentation during contact and intralesional cryosurgery of keloids.

Har-Shai Y1, Dujovny E, Rohde E, Zouboulis CC.

Erratum in

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2007 Feb;21(2):292.


This 15-month study was designed to compare the effect of skin surface temperature on skin pigmentation following a single intralesional or contact cryosurgical treatment of keloids.
Thirty Caucasian patients with 45 keloids present for more than 6 months were included in this […]